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Monday, June 4, 2012

Summer FUN (Bucket) List 2012!

This Mama will (hopefully!) be going back to work once the next school year starts up again so I feel like this final summer as a stay-at-home mom has to be extra FABULOUS! With my oldest in Kindergarten this past year and in school all day I felt like there were so many things that I wanted (and planned) to do but we just didn't get to. I am determined to cross as many of these things off our To Do List as possible this summer! 

To help us focus a bit during our more laid back days of summer I decided to make a "Summer Fun List" with the help of my 2 fave girls. Why make a list like this?  It was simply to give me a concrete visual that would help me keep track of all those "Fun Things We Have YET to Do & are going to do our best to cross off our list this summer. 

Do you want to know what's on our list?
I know you do!
Read on for some science explorations, cooking,
art & of course play ideas that will fill some of our summer days with Family Fun!

Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas 
**Summer Fun List**

1. Make Homemade Popsicles
2. Have a Picnic
3. Paint Seashells
4. Learn some simple Origami
5. Bake & Decorate Cookies
6. Make an Indoor Obstacle Course
7. Make Sun Prints
8. Washi Tape Art
9. Camp Out in the living room
10. Make Homemade Donuts
11. Make Homemade Finger Paint & Create a Masterpiece
12. Play with Shaving Cream
13. Play Card Games
14. Sand Art Bottles
15. Create Sculptures from Kool-Aid Playdough & Toothpicks
16. Make Ice Cream in a Bag
17. Make our own Photo Memory Game & Play
18. Make Homemade Bubble Solution, Beaded Bubble Wands & play
19. Water Table Fun Outside
20. Make up our own rules for a board game & play
21. Make our own Puzzles out of drawings
22. Frozen Paint Art
23. Make Binoculars out of TP Rolls & Go Exploring
24. Ice Excavation Fun
25. Put on a Play
26. Melted Crayon Masterpieces
27. Water Fight!
28. Grab the cameras - 
 & make personal photo albums of all the pics taken.
29. Paint Rocks
30. Outdoor Mad Science Lab
31. Spin Art
32. Make Homemade Lemonade
33. Make Homemade Chalk Paint & Play 
34. Jellyfish in a Bottle 
35. Play with Goop
36.  Colored Rice Art
37.  Have a read-a-thon
38. Make bath paint & draw in the tub
39. Elephant Toothpaste
41. Play Simon Says Drawing
42. Tornado in a Bottle
43. Have an Ice Cream Sundae Party!
44. Make BIG Art
45. Crayola Model Magic Fun
46. Family Wii Time
47. Make our own Marble Run out of recyclables
48. Explore water beads
49. Chalk drawings on black paper
50. Make milk shakes or smoothies

Most of these are just fun things for us to do together, mostly from home (I have a separate "Places to Go This Summer" List). A few of the activities will require me to have things ready ahead of time like the Crayola Model Magic, colored rice, washi tape, frozen paint (just leave a tray or 2 handy in the freezer) and the ice excavation (just drop in a few coins, toys, etc, into cups of water and let freeze) but most will be using supplies, recyclables or groceries we usually have on hand at home so that it will be easy to allow the girls to pick an activity and actually do it right then (or so I hope!).

I plan to update this list with links as we complete the activities this summer - so be sure to check back if you would like to know more or see how an activity goes for us! I have LOTS more planned for the Lil Divas as part of our Summer Learning Fun so be sure to check back this week to see what else we will be up to this summer! 



  1. I love these summer lists. So many cool ideas! Thanks for sharing :)

  2. Great ideas, Thank you for sharing. I hope you and your girls enjoy the summer holidays.

  3. Wow lots of fun stuff planned! We'd love for you to link up to our summer lists linky :)

  4. I love this idea! I think I am going to steal it! :)

  5. I can't wait to see everything you do this summer. You always have such fun things planned!

  6. Does this blog ever discuss teens? Asa in 17, 18, 19, could use some ides on activities. Jobs not starting for couple weeks

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